Sound thinking and integrity of leadership follow from an active, vigilant board. The struggle is finding the time, energy and resources to truly explore the strategic mentality of the bank. Board meetings are full-day marathons that leave little to no room for critical thought processes beyond the confines of a dedicated planning retreat.
A healthy level of tension in the board room maximizes – versus compromises – the direction of your institution. It strategically engages directors to influence change, demand transparency, speak their minds and, ultimately, lead – not just once month, but every day.
Tabling certain matters for a “better time” or trying to include them as part of a fuller initiative only postpones progress, potentially invites suspicion and avoids operating in the strategic channel regulators demand.
Most banks have scheduled processes for all the normal heavy-lifting projects – strategic planning, sales training, succession planning. But in between all these exist isolated issues that require board-level attention. From governance expectations to conflict resolution, our discovery-focused process identifies these relevant areas and readily facilitates solutions without creating a large-scale undertaking.
Board Dynamics-Based Solutions
- Needs-based analysis of strategic initiatives
- Consensus building of core philosophies
- Board education
- Knowledge assessments
- Board evaluations development